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Sonalleve MR-HIFU: Frequently Asked Questions

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NetForum Team, MR-HIFU Philips Healthcare • Finland

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Sonalleve MR-HIFU
Sonalleve MR-HIFU - Frequently Asked Questions

covers frequently asked questions and answers about Philips MR-guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound.

1 - What are the clinical indications for Philips Sonalleve MR-HIFU system?

2 - How does the Sonalleve MR-HIFU therapy for uterine fibroid work?

3 - Which fibroids can be treated, which ones not?

4 - What percentage of a fibroid should be treated, how close to the border should it be treated?

5 - How is patient preparation done, what is the required care after the procedure,

and how is the follow-up done?

6 - Do patients feel pain during the procedure?

7 - How does necrosis develop within the fibroid during treatment? How does necrosis develop after treatment?

Is it reabsorbed, how, and over what period of time?

8 - How to manage the risk that the targeted fibroid is in fact a uterine sarcoma?

9 - To what extent do patient symptoms improve after treatment, especially bleeding?

10 - What are the known (most common) complications of the procedure?

11 - Does the HIFU procedure preserve fertility?

12 - Is MR-HIFU cost-effective relative to hysterectomy?

13 - What is the rate of recurrence in fibroids treated with MRI guided HIFU?

14 - After this technique will the efficiency of ovarian hormones decrease?

15 - What is fibroid shrinkage pattern after treatment with MRI guided HIFU?

16 - Will there be infection caused as a result of HIFU as the dead tissue is left within the body.

17 - What is volumetric ablation and what are its advantages?

18 - How MRI guided HIFU does in comparison with other fibroid treatment methods?

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Sonalleve MR-HIFU
Body, fibroid, HIFU, Therapy, Uterus, Women's health

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